A hdf5 file reader plugin for napari

License Apache Software License 2.0 PyPI Python Version tests napari hub

A file reader plugin for napari

It opens simple *.h5 files. Reads all Datasets inside the file and converts to a napari Image object (np.array).

It can also save "image" or "labels" data. Note that these will be saved individually.

It does not support data organised internally in "groups". For these more complicated h5 data structures please try other plugins.

This napari plugin was generated with Cookiecutter using @napari's cookiecutter-napari-plugin template.


You can install napari-h5 via pip:

pip install napari-h5


Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with tox, please ensure the coverage at least stays the same before you submit a pull request.


Distributed under the terms of the Apache Software License 2.0 license, "napari-h5" is free and open source software


If you encounter any problems, please [file an issue] along with a detailed description.


  • 0.0.8

Last updated:

  • 19 February 2024

First released:

  • 07 August 2023


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  • numpy
  • h5py